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Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Abstract Impressions, Hand Lettered, Pineapple Punch, Playful Backgrounds | 12 comments

Inking Royalty blog hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Here Comes the Sun.” As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by the joy of the summer sun. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

About a week ago my dear friend and fellow royal, Andrea,  posted a card in the Inking Royalty Facebook page that was perfect for today’s blog hop!!  Of course, I asked her if I could share it with you guys!  She is a super talented paper craftier!  And I am very happy to be sharing Andreas card with you today!!!  I kinda swiped her color combination as inspiration for my own creations for the, Here Comes The Sun Blog Hop!

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I adore this card so much!!! It is full of happy! Including the amazing color combination of Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, and Daffodil Delight!!  To create the sun burst Andrea used the light ray from High Tide Stamp Set.

I created three cards for you today using this wonderful happy sun color combination!!! To create the cards I used two Stamp Sets Abstract Impressions and Playful Backgrounds!  Both stamp sets have a very happy feel that works great with this sun color combination! Then for the simple sentiment, I used the always fun stamp set Hand Lettered Alphabet

  • The background was created using Mango Melody and Pineapple Punch inks with the Abstract Impressions stamp.
  • I flipped the stamp each time it was stamped to give a little verity to the shape
  • I was very tempted to add sequins for some bling, but in the end decided to keep it quite simple

  • This card used the Playful Backgrounds stamp set with the full spectrum of the sun color combination
  • The first step was to stamp the circle amoebas in Daffodil Delight
  • Then following in Pineapple Punch and Mango Melody
  • After stamping, I used A baby wipe to add some soft texture
  • The final step was to add the small dots

  • This time the ombree’ effect was created by stamping from light to dark
  • First up was Pineapple Punch, then Daffodil Delight, and finally Mango Melody
  • This fun stamp is in the Playful Backgrounds stamp set!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s OwleryOwlery. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

​Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
    3. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
    4. Imogene Thomas at
    5. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
    6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
    9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
    11. Sandra Cornejo at Madly Crafting
    12. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
    13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    14. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    15. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
    16. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
    17. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping



The All New Catalog is available and ready for you to shop from.  You can shop online here

Hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop!  I’m leaving you with a little music to enjoy!

See you later in the week! Till then, live creatively my friends!!!



A Little Hello

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in 2018 Designer Series Paper, Annual Catalog Stamp sets 2018-2019, Crafting Forever, In-color Designer Series Paper 2018, June 2018, The Creative Way | 4 comments

One of the stamp sets that carried over into the New Catalog is Crafting Forever. This set is perfect for making projects for your favorite crafty people.  I absolutely love the images in this stamp set.  The set of three pens being one of my favorite!  I just love sending a little hello to fellow crafters! This pen set though would be perfect for a guy as well!

Crafting Forever

Crafting Forever Stamp Set

The Creative Way – A Product Feature

June’s The Creative Way is all about Stampin’ Up! version of Alcohol Markers, Stampin’ Blends.  These are amazing markers that make coloring loads of fun! They come in a light and dark of a Stampin’ Up! color. Such as a light and Dark Old Olive.  If you would like to read more about the blends click here.

 For today’s card I did a fun technique where the background was colored first with Stampin’ Blends. The second step was to stamp the image.  The third step was to color the image in.  This made making the background quick and easy!!!

The second technique on the card is to color Designer Series Paper with the Stampin’ Blends!

A Little Hello

  • The first thing to do is just lay some color down on Whisper White Paper. In this case I used the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend
  • The second step was to stamp the image(after the paper has dries)
  • The third step was to color the image in. For this you want darker colors than the background.  Also, you want colors that work well together. This keeps you from making mud.
  • I used Light Night of Navy, Light and Dark Smoky Slate, And Light Pineapple Punch.
  • The next thing I did was to use the colorless blender to remove the green color from the places I wanted to add Lovely Lipstick .  I used the bullet nib end for this. Also, I worked on it in steps. Adding one layer of colorless blender, then letting it dry, then adding another layer of colorless blender. All the color will not be removed .Just enough so you can add the Lovely Lipstick on top and not make mud
  • The background was created from a piece of In Color paper stack.  I used the same Light Old Olive and the bullet nib to color in the white dots.  Leaving a few white dots for interest
  • The sentiment , A Little Hello, is from the Stamp Set Itty Bitty Greetings

I love sending little hello cards to expecting friends!  I really do think that they are my favorite type of card to send. What type of cards do you like we to send???

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.


The All New Catalog is available and ready for you to shop from.  You can shop online here

The Creative Way – A Product Highlight, Stampin’ Blends

If you would like to see more about the Stampin’ Up! Blends click here

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Have a great Monday!! I will be back Wednesday for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop!  Till then go and live creatively